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  • Beyond Pudding: How Expectations Make the Education by Lisa Tiffin
    One of the reasons we chose to homeschool is that we feel schools today are not challenging the minds of the young people entrusted to their care. It seems to me that expectations have been lowered to such a point that, while inclusive of every possible learner, have nevertheless lowered both the level of learning and the self-esteem of the learner. We learned over the summer that the more we expected from and the more we challenged our boys, the more they learned.
  • Creating Your Own Unit Studies by Beverly S. Krueger
    With just a few resources you can put together your own units and track what topics you have covered through the years. The biggest fear of those who are debating about using the unit study method is fear of leaving something out. I’ve found three ways to deal with this fear.
  • Graphics Organizers: A Helpful Tool for Unit Study Learning by Beverly S. Krueger
    Graphic organizers can be used to help your children organize their thinking in any field of study. They can help a child plan the parts of an essay, compare and contrast ideas in science and social studies, or graph results from data in science and math. We have provided a variety of the most common graphic organizers and information on how to obtain more advanced or specialized graphic organizers.
  • Mini Units by Beverly S. Krueger
    If you’ve homeschooled for even one year, you will remember what it was like when you hit the mid-winter slump. Perhaps you’ve spent too much time indoors because of bad weather, or you just need a break from routine. Whatever the cause, you just want to do something different.
  • Organizing Your Own Unit Studies by Beverly S. Krueger
    Each unit study creator has their own idea of how to go about setting up a unit study. Some prefer to free flow their units. Others like to be highly organized. We've put together a variety of forms which you can select and use to create your own unit study.
  • Pulling Together Resources for High School History Unit Studies by Beverly S. Krueger
    Nothing says that you can’t do unit studies during your child’s high school years. Sure you want to cover the bases to create a successful college application, but you don’t have to do that by sticking to textbook curriculum. Creative unit studies can be made to serve as textbook replacements for many of the typical high school credit classes.
  • Social Studies Unit Studies on the Web by EHO Staff
    A short list of other social studies unit studies available on the Internet.

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  • An A for Home Schooling by Brian C. Anderson
    Home schooling first showed up on the national radar screen in 1997, when 13-year-old Rebecca Sealfon, all brains and awkward gestures, won the National Spelling Bee, showing a startled public that her unorthodox education must be doing something right. Today, though home schooling accounts for only 3 or 4 percent of America's schoolchildren, the movement's brisk 15 percent annual growth rate has become a powerful, hard to ignore indictment of the nation's academically underachieving, morally irresolute, disorderly, and often scary public schools. Side by side with public education's lackluster results, the richness of home schooling's achievement—the wealth of challenging subjects its pupils learn, the civility it inculcates, the strong characters it seems to form, and the nurturing family life it reinforces—embodies a practical ideal of childhood and education that can serve as a useful benchmark of what is possible in turn-of-the-millennium America.
  • Reasons To Homeschool by National Home Education Network
    The results of a survey in which homeschoolers gave over 50 reasons why they decided to start homeschooling.
  • Deschooling - What it is and Does it Apply to My Family? by Lenore Colacion Hayes
    Deschooling is the process by which one adapts to the abandonment of traditional learning concepts. This presents itself differently in two varied populations - how it applies to and is processed by the children involved and how the parents of these children learn to cope with the concept of "oh-no-what-do-I-do-now-that-my-children-are-not-in-school?"
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